Cognitive Thrift 16 – Choice

In-Sight Publishing

Cognitive Thrift 16 – Choice

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

May 26, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: There’s also the fundamental right of choice. If you look at international declarations such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, they have the right to not only pick their heritage and culture from which they come from; they also have the right to live as they see fit within that context and some people don’t wan that, and there’s no reason that it should be force upon them.

Rick Rosner: I think in the novel Brave New World people are divided into five classes. I think it’s a society that at least on the surface works efficiently, and when you start poking at it it is all scary and horrible, which is the point of the book, and there are people that decide to opt out and live on reservations without modern amenities, and we can figure as tech goes crazy across the next couple centuries. There will be the technical Amish.

People who to various extents shield themselves from technical improvements. People who decide to age and die across a natural span of 80, 100, 120 years as opposed to everybody else who prefers living indefinitely. You can imagine family struggles where you have a pair of 300-year-old parents and a rebellious kid who is getting old at 85, and refuses to take rejuvenation treatments or other forms of technical resurrection.

And how much strife there is going to be in that kind of family.

[End of recorded material]



Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


[1] Four format points for the session article:

  1. Bold text following “Scott Douglas Jacobsen:” or “Jacobsen:” is Scott Douglas Jacobsen & non-bold text following “Rick Rosner:” or “Rosner:” is Rick Rosner.
  2. Session article conducted, transcribed, edited, formatted, and published by Scott.
  3. Footnotes & in-text citations in the interview & references after the interview.
  4. This session article has been edited for clarity and readability.

For further information on the formatting guidelines incorporated into this document, please see the following documents:

  1. American Psychological Association. (2010). Citation Guide: APA. Retrieved from
  2. Humble, A. (n.d.). Guide to Transcribing. Retrieved from

License and Copyright

In-Sight Publishing and In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal by Scott Douglas Jacobsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at and


© Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Rick Rosner, and In-Sight Publishing and In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 2012-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Rick Rosner, and In-Sight Publishing and In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s